Last year I wrote so many Hungarian posts about the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), that’s why I thought I have to summarize my feelings and experiences in English language too.
So November is coming. That means a lot for so many writers in the world because some of us has some laziness issues in the remaining 11 months of the year. If you don’t know, NaNoWriMo is about writing a novel in one month. It means you have to sit down and write 1667 words each day in November and the end you will have 50.000 words. And that’s a lot!
For my average word count a day is about 600 words, sometimes a little bit less or a little bit more. That’s kind of a shame because last year and in 2012 I won the NaNoWriMo, so I am capable of writing much more than my usual.
I think NaNo is truly inspiring and helps you to get in the flow and work a lot. Some writer has a bad opinion about this because you shouldn’t force writing. But NaNo is not about forcing anyone into anything, for me it is a big help to do away with the thinking and just concentrate on writing. After that you must review everything anyway. But I like to feel this team spirit lingering all over the world. We will get some inspiring messages from famous writers to help us to get there. So it is not impossible but requires some hard work.
And I don’t think that I can finish my novel in a month. Because now I am writing my third book of my trilogy and the books are way longer than 50.000 words. But NaNo will help me to increase my word count and get a bunch of ideas out of my head.
This year I joined the Polish region because I live in Cracow now. I hope I can find some friends among the Polish NaNo writers. It will be a unique experience for me.
So the writing marathon begins on 1st November. You can check my word count in the right hand corner of my home page. You can join NaNo on this page, you also can check out my profile and my novels’ page, this year I am working on a novel called “Take Care of Me”.
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